Famous Sons & Daughters

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Michael Collins - World Famous Freedom Fighter   In Ireland’s eight hundred years of occupation by British rule, Michael Collins was the Irish freedom fighter who probably gained most respect…
Constance Markivicz- Sligo Born Politican With Privileged Background Serves Ireland' Struggle For Freedom With Courage & Dignity   In Ireland’s domination by foreign invaders over many centuries, Irish women had…
Jack Lynch - Supreme In Sport & Politics    Born on 15th October 1917 under the famous and historic Bells of Shandon, on the northern outskirts of Cork city, Jack…
Roger Casement - Dubliner Who Gave His Life For Irish Freedom   An unlikely Irish patriot with a staunch Protestant tradition on his father’s side, Roger David Casement was orphaned…
Tomás McCurtain - Assasinated At His Blackpool, Cork City Home In 1920 By Marauding Disguised British Soldiers   The famous Lord Mayor was born at Ballyknockane, near Mourneabbey, Mallow, Co. Cork,…
Con & Jeremiah Delaney Victims Of Burning Of Cork By Black & Tans   A cruel and horrific deed that shocked many nations around the world was perpetuated on two…
Daniel O'Connell - Lawyer - MP & Defender Of Catholic Ireland   An immensely popular Famous Son of Ireland, Daniel O’Connell was a Kerryman who roused his own people to…
James Connolly - From Edinburgh To Dublin and 1916 Easter Rising Leader   The historic image of James Connolly strapped into a chair for his 1916 execution at Kilmainham Jail…
Henry Grattan - Dublin Born Lawyer Opposed Penal Laws On Irish   "Grattan's Parliament" is the name usually given to the two decades of parliamentary independence which ended with the…
Edel Quinn - Cork Born Missionary Became Legion Of Mary Explorer   An extraordinary famous daughter of Ireland whose life spanned a mere thirty six years. In that short lifetime she…
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